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Thiessen Saskatoon vs Red Currant

Amelanchier alnifolia Thiessen

Ribes rubrum

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Red Currant

Thiessen Saskatoon is a deciduous shrub that produces delicious edible fruit. Thiessen saskatoons are one of the most productive saskatoons great in pies, preserves or eating fresh. However, they are most popular with u-pick operations because their height gets to about 16ft tall which is too tall for most mechanical harvesting equipment.

Red Currant is a short deciduous shrub native to western Europe. It features five-lobed, maple-like leaves and bright red berries.

Red Currant berries are more sour than black currant, but they can be eaten raw and are excellent for jams and sauces. This member of the gooseberry family is related to the wild currants and gooseberries of North America.

THIESSEN SASKATOON QUICK FACTS

RED CURRANT QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Height: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Spread: 1.8 m (6 ft)
Moisture: normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: orange to red
Berries: translucent red berries
Flowers: inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium







Ships To Canada: yes

Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no